BREXIT: AN OVEN READY DEAL OR WAS THE OVEN EVEN SWITCHED ON. Populism in disarray

18 October 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom

If Johnson was serious about a “No Deal Brexit”, his government would have prepared for one, particularly at this late stage. He would have put in place the necessary infrastructure – custom officers and posts, warehouses, tarmac, computer programs, a suite of forms available for companies and so on. Instead he has offered Porto Loos in Kent. To the chagrin of panicked importers and exporters, little is in place. According to the institute of directors, barely 50% of companies are ready. This is fortunate, because most have avoided the expense of a Hard Brexit or as it is now described, an Australian Brexit. Perhaps they clocked that there was always going to be a deal. Even the Tory Right “UK Freedom” fighters, who dabbled with“No-Deal”, know that in the face of a pandemic, a no-deal Brexit is economic suicide. Not so much throwing crates of fish overboard, as the gale sinking the whole damn fleet with all hands.

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Why the Russia Report tells us more about Britain than anything else

24 July, 2020 — Infobrics

Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland

The long-awaited UK ‘Russia Report’, whose publication was delayed by 10 months by Boris Johnson, was finally released this week by the Westminster Intelligence and Security Committee, much to the excitement of those keen to demonstrate alleged ‘Russian interference’ in the 2016 EU referendum. However Britain’s ‘Russiagate’ has been something of a damp squib compared to the detailed, long-drawn Muller report across the Atlantic. In fact, anyone who was expecting any detail regarding the allegations of Russian interference would be sorely disappointed.

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Get ready for ‘Shock and Awe’ Brexit propaganda campaign

26 June 2020 — True PublicaGet ready for 'Shock and Awe’ Brexit propaganda campaign

By TruePublica Editor: The governments’ overuse of militaristic, Churchillian and war-time cliches over Brexit and the pandemic is wearing thin and getting tiresome. But as Brexit day approaches, this is the mentality of a government obsessed with public relations. A mass propaganda invasion is to be aimed at every adult to overcome the Remainer enemy.

The tactics to be used will be based on behavioural science to get businesses and the public on side and to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.

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Britain’s Last Gasp – Realising Life After Brexit

21 June 2020 — True Publica

Britain's Last Gasp - Realising Life After Brexit

This week marks four years of political acrimony in the guise of Brexit – the most divisive and toxic ideology to hit Britain since the Second World War. Having reached nothing more than a negotiated stalemate with the EU, the likelihood is that Britain will inextricably tie itself to a form of Atlantasism that will do irreversible harm to the British way of life. This is the ultimate desire of American born Boris Johnson and the shadowy and largely undisclosed free-market fundamentalists that support him. And as each day counts down and the dawn of 2021 approaches many will wonder how Britain ended up sacrificing itself to a dying financial doctrine and become a de facto playground for wealthy foreign asset strippers.

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Into the heart of the NHS – an American backed spy programme at the centre of Brexit

28 May 2020 — True Publica

By Rob Woodward: Palantir is a special ops company. It is considered at best as a controversial and highly opaque company that has long sought to sell governments an unmatched power to sift and exploit information of any kind for any purpose. Its billionaire owner Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, through Palantir has worked for years to boost the global dragnet of the NSA and its international partners and was in fact co-created with American spies.

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COVID-19 exposes the weakness of Brexit

30 April 2020 — True Publica

By TruePublica: There’s an irony being played out – a cruel one really. The COVID-19 crisis has unearthed some stark truths about how our country should be governed. One of those truths was just how important our key workers really are. Right now, the most dangerous job and most dangerous place in the country to practice it is to be a frontline medic in a hospital. This is closely followed by all other key workers that keeps the infrastructure of daily life moving. It is only in the face of a crisis that threatens us all do we remember this.

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Kleptotors and the DWP

5th February 2020 — True Publica

Kleptotors and the DWP

By TruePublica Editor: You’ve just been unexpectedly transported to the alien nation of Kleptotors 186. The planet has substantial mineral wealth and food diversity and is populated with a sophisticated society arranged around the type of democratic principles we are used to back on Earth. Unfortunately, the wealth of the Kleptos has come about through corrupt leaders (see – dedicated Wikipedia page) that use their power to exploit the people and natural resources of their own territory in order to extend their personal wealth and political powers. Sadly, this system involves the misappropriation of public funds at the expense of the wider population.

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Brexit & the British Working Class

3 February 2020 — Economics of Imperialism

Much has been written on Brexit, stage 1 of which occurred on 31 January. But a key point has been ignored: the UK’s departure from the European Union is due to a reactionary revolt by the British (mainly English) working class. This went against the established policy of the political elites, bourgeoisie, ruling class – call them what you want – and will lead to many problems. As such, it represents the first time in very many decades that the ‘popular will’ of a vote has contradicted capitalist business interests. However, this is no reason for socialists to be happy.

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UK Came & Went, Leaving Europe in a Mess

30 January 2020 — Consortium News

As Great Britain returns to the uncertainties of the open sea, it leaves behind a European Union that is bureaucratically governed to serve the interests of financial capital, writes Diana Johnstone

By Diana Johnstone in Paris
Special to Consortium News

Whew.  Finally, at last, the United Kingdom is formally leaving the European Union on Jan. 31.  Here in Paris, the champions of French withdrawal from the EU are celebrating. They see Brexit as the harbinger of a future “Frexit,” a French departure from undemocratic governance, and the beginning of the end of a failed project to unify Europe around the demands of neoliberal capitalism.

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Propaganda – Gov’t creates film factory to rewrite Brexit history

20th January 2020 — True Publica

Propaganda - Gov't creates film factory to rewrite Brexit history

By TruePublica Editor: Dan Brown, author of the Da Vinci Code once wrote – “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books – books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?”

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